Letter from Edwin Geer to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: May. 03 1861 |
Letter from Edwin Geer in Washington, N.C. to Captain Thomas Sparrow inviting Sparrow and the men of his command to a meeting at St. Peter's Episcopal Church for prayers. The Civil War correspondence relates the activities of Thomas Sparrow and his Washington Grays from their formation as a volunteer company in April of 1861, until their parole from a Union prison in February, 1862. From the papers of Thomas Sparrow (1819-1884), a lawyer from Washington, N.C. who fought in the Civil War and later represented Beaufort County in the North Carolina General Assembly. more...